Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Some Thoughts On The Old/New Testament

   Understanding when the old covenant ended and the new one began can really help understand the new testament.The new testament didn't actually begin until Jesus died and was raised to sit at the right hand of the Father.At that point his Kingdom came!Col 1:10-13 says That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.We have to renew our thinking to understand we are not like the old covenant people,we are children of the Father!Heb 2:10 and 11 says-For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren.
      The first complete new testament book is Acts.Go through and read the Gospels again with the understanding that the people Jesus ministered to and taught were under the old covenant.We don't have to pray for His kingdom to come,it's already here now,we are in it!

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